Tuesday, April 3, 2012

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 2

Day 2: My Favorite Character - Vincent Valentine (Final Fantasy VII)

Not only is Vincent a kickass character to have in FFVII, but he's one you can go through the entire game without, and never even know it. As one of the two 'bonus' characters featured in the game, he's often thought of as anything but - his acquisition universally recognized as half-way point through the story. Getting Vincent became a staple - so much so that he even received his own game, Dirge of Cerberus (which sucked, unfortunately).

Vincent's glory and power come into full view during Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, where he appears in the Forgotten City to save Cloud and whisk him away in his cloak - it's probably my second favorite scene in the movie.  I'll save the first for another day.

But it's not so much his ability that makes him appealing to me, but his story.  Involved with Lucrecia, Sephiroth's mother, he has involvement in the FFVII back story as well as the events leading up to Sephiroth's birth.  That, coupled with his history as a Turk, the enforcers of the Shinra Electric Power Company, makes him a solid choice for my all-time favorite video game character.


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